Wednesday, 20 April 2016

After-school clubs 'boost poorer pupils' results'

This morning the BBC reported that after-school clubs and sports can improve the academic performance and social skills of disadvantaged primary school pupils:

It's FANTASTIC to see such a positive article on the BBC website that reinforces the work we do each day. Not only do we reward children and young people in Sheffield for giving up their own time to learn, being part of CU also makes a real difference in terms of self-esteem, motivation to learn and ultimately, academic performance.

Of course we already knew this! We have produced impact analysis reports year on year which all draw the same conclusion - children and young people who are part of Children's University are much more likely to do better and attend better at school. The more they do, the better they do too!

So what are you waiting for? If you are not part of Sheffield CU already, head to our website to find out more!

Monday, 11 April 2016

Pam's Grand Day Out!

The amazing Pam, a member of our extended Sheffield CU family, has had a very busy weekend as she took on the challenge of walking from Bradfield to Bakewell in aid of the Alzheimers Society, a total of not less than 20 miles!

Pam decided to do the walk alongside her husband and daughter to try and make a small difference to the cost of the continuing research to find ways of lessening the effects of dementia, which currently affects someone close to Pam's heart.

Not only did she complete the walk (all 20+ miles) in one day, she also took our George along for the adventure!

We want to say a HUGE congratulations to Pam along with Michael and Rachel for taking on this challenge, and for being such an inspiration to us all. Pam - you are our star of the YEAR!